California Licensing

To become a claims adjuster in California you must be at least 18 years of age in order to take the California State Adjusters Licensing Exam, have a $2,000 Insurance Adjuster Bond (attached), establish a CA business address, have 2 years certified in the adjusting field (2,000 hours = 1 year of experience)

You must complete the California State Adjusters License Exam if you are:

·         Resident of California

·         Resident of another state that does not license adjusters

·         Moving to California. California's licensing procedure does not account for licenses in another state.

California Department of Insurance
320 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814
Main: (800) 967-9331
Fax: (916) 322-3555

$227 License Fee
$57 Application Fee
$58 FBI Fingerprinting Process

$54 Exam Fee- Online Exam
$213 Renewal Fee (Valid for 2 years and expires on 5/31 of each even year)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(Closed on State Holidays)


Useful Links:
Online Adjusters License Application
Online Adjusters Renewal Application